2:30 pm - 6:30 pm (EDT)


  • The Westin Kuala Lumpur, Malaya I (Level 1)
  • Malaya I (Level 1) 199 Jalan Bukit Bintang
  • Kuala Lumpur 55100






Join the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the AECOM Southeast Asia Studio for “Kuala Lumpur: Designing the Public Realm.” Kuala Lumpur is the subject of the second year in a three-year research studio program co-organized by Harvard Graduate School of Design and AECOM. The Forum for the studio “Discovering Traces” is an integral part of the research studio program and, analysis and ideas will be presented and discussed by the faculty and students of Graduate School of Design, as well as some of Kuala Lumpur’s most prominent urban designers and planners.

About the option studio “Discovering Traces”: the studio will consider the city center–the most important public realm that gives citizens a collective identity and connects them efficiently to all other vital resources that enable and enhance living. However, rapid urbanization has led to a city center for Kuala Lumpur where public spaces are segregated from each other by traffic and buildings, diminishing the ease of circulation so necessary to sustain a city’s economy, society and culture, as well as negatively impacting its environment. The full description is available here.

Speakers and Panelists
– Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
– Spela Videcnik, Design Critic in Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
– David Rubin MLA ’90, Design Critic in Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
– Rok Oman, Design Critic in Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
– Sean Chiao MAUD ’88, President, Asia Pacific, AECOM
– Billy Wong, Regional Executive, Southeast Asia, AECOM
– Dato’ Sri Kandan, Chairman, Malaysia, AECOM
– Scott Dunn, Vice President, Strategy & Growth, Southeast Asia, AECOM
– Dato’ Zainal Amanshah, CEO, InvestKL
– Hamdan Abdul Majeed, Executive Director, Think City, Malaysia
– David Hashim MArch ’86, President and Founding Director, Veritas Design Group
– Kamil Ahmad Merican, CEO/Founding Partner, GDP Architects
– Serina Hijjas, Director, HIJJAS architects & planners

To RSVP and for any questions, please contact Jeffrey Siang at [email protected].